Media Students a Must read…

Well reading week is now behind us and it was a busy one!
The media development team was busy looking after Media’s 1205 & 1208 students as they were given their first introduction to Edge Hill’s HD television studio.

Studio Production Gallery

The intention of these training sessions is to give first year students the opportunity to see first-hand the variety of production equipment used to produce a TV show. They are designed to give students an insight into the variety of the different production roles,  and the key skills required to fill them, as well as giving them the oportunity to get hands on.

In our next blog we will update you on the arrival of our new Avid Media Composer editing systems. This system will give the budding editors amongst you, a chance to edit on another industry standard platform. So make sure to keep an eye on our news via this blog.

If you would like to learn more about what we do or need help with Media or ICT you can contact us at lsmedia@edgehill.ac.uk

Donald Moffatt

Media Technology Development Manager.

Did you Know… about our video editing facilities?

Situated on the top floor of the Learning Innovation Centre (LINC Building) there are 7 video editing booths, 1 format copying booth and an off air recording room.

So, what facilities do these rooms offer?

27" Imac Final Cut Pro Suite

The video editing booths offer the capability of editing on 2 different industry systems, Final Cut Pro and Avid. 5 of the 7 booths are equipped with 27’’ wide screen Apple iMacs and use the Final Cut Pro system. The computers and are fully loaded with the latest software: FCP Version 7, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop.

Final Cut Pro

The 27’’ screens make your editing easier and allow for several windows and applications to be opened at the same time.
Avid is available on two editing booths on PCs, using 2 monitors. Both of these editing systems provide you with the tools to produce a very professional, polished product. The editing booths can be booked through the Help desk, situated on the ground floor of the LINC building and are available from 08:45 to 17:00.

Avid editing booth

The format copy booth allows you to copy Mini DV or VHS tapes to DVD or to a digital media storage device, such as a pen drive. The file formats supported are avi and mpeg. If you need to transfer from one format to another, the media development team can also provide file format transcoding. The media development team are situated in an office on the top floor of the LINC building opposite the editing booths. We can provide support and guidance on the use of the editing systems and even provide training for beginners.

The off air recording room offers facilities to record free-to-air programmes from TV or radio for use by staff. These are normally recorded onto DVD, but can be put onto VHS if requested. Previous recordings can also be copied, subject to the requirements of the ERA licence. Some purchased recordings (e.g. educational video/DVD) may also be copied, provided proof of permission from the copyright holder is submitted along with the request. Recorded video footage from camcorder tapes and SD cards can also be copied onto DVD, subject to software compatibility.

If you need any advice regarding media technology, or you’d like to find out more about what we have to offer, please contact the media development team directly at mediadevelopment@edgehill.ac.uk

Donald Moffatt

Media Technology Development Manager.

Academic Skills Workshops

Learning Services is offering a series of workshops that will help you develop the skills you need to study effectively and improve your marks. Places are limited, so to book a place, please email Margi Rawlinson at rawlinsom@edgehill.ac.uk with your name, student ID, course and year.

All workshops will be from 1pm – 2pm, in Room B105 in the Business School (opposite the library).

Wednesday 2nd February: What makes a good assignment?
Wednesday 9th February: Finding and using the right sources
Wednesday 16th February: Reading and critical thinking
Wednesday 2nd March: Editing and proofreading
Wednesday 9th March: Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
Published: Friday 04 February 2011